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Confessions of a Book Lover
Pamela Beere Briggs

Journeys with Ursula K. Le Guin

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. On a cold and windy Sunday afternoon in 2015, Bill and I settled into our seats in UCLA’s Royce Hall to listen to Ursula K. Le Guin in conversation with Meryl Friedman from UCLA’s Center for

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Suzanne’s Studio
Suzanne DeCuir

Before and After

Here’s what I’m working on now. Sometimes you feel that a painting is just not exactly right but you don’t know how to fix it…so you just have to set it aside.  With the painting above, I had felt it was too stripped down and not that interesting, but wasn’t sure what to do.  I let

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Love, Judy
Judy Feuer Walden

Trust Your Instincts

Once we become parents we are constantly faced with watershed moments when we have to trust our instincts and make the best decision that we can for our child—even if it means deviating from the expected path. Most parents agree that when we are faced with these moments, the answers aren’t always crystal clear and,

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Yummy Food & Recipes
Natalie McDonald

Easy-Peasy Dutch Baby

From Pamela: Natalie came to the rescue of low spirits. For teatime, she baked a Dutch Baby Oven Pancake (plain and sliced apple is common, this one is with ricotta cheese). It helped our spirits. From Natalie: This is how to make a simple Dutch Baby Oven Pancake. Iron skillet works magnificently. I melted a

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Suzanne’s Studio
Suzanne DeCuir

Inspired by Life Jackets: You Can Now Order a Decorated Jacket

Dear Two in the World Readers,Inspired by my work on last year’s Life Jackets project (The Life Jackets video can be seen here),I have created some wearable, embellished, denim jackets. Already several people have sent me their own jackets so I can create something original for them and they can have confidence the fit will be

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Confessions of a Book Lover
Pamela Beere Briggs

THE SCHOOLHOUSE EXPERIMENT: Reimagining School at Home and in the Classroom

We — Pamela, Beere Briggs, Bill McDonald and Natalie McDonald (along with public school teacher Judy Feuer-Walden) – have written a short book (136 pages) that we hope reassures, inspires and as Natalie would says works as a “a call to action” for all children’s right to a fulfilling and nurturing education.  We tell our

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Confessions of a Book Lover
Pamela Beere Briggs

My 2020 Book “Quilts”

I decided to gather up the books I’ve read this year and lay them out on our living room rug like a quilt. How beautiful it was to see the covers again (like meeting up with friends I haven’t seen in many weeks or months) and, in glimpsing each of them, remember the time I

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Confessions of a Book Lover
Pamela Beere Briggs

Q&A with Sara Paretsky, creator of V.I. Warshawski

Stream our new short documentary film DEAD LAND/Sara Paretsky: A Reflection free on Vimeo.  In a Sept. 2020 panel discussion, Sara Paretsky and filmmakers Pamela Beere Briggs, William McDonald and Eric Marin shared stories about launching a new book and making a film during quarantine. Natalie, the filmmakers’ daughter & Two in the World’s “Happy Guinea

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